Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Roostertales held their annual open bass tournament on Saturday night June 9, at Bartlett Lake. The tourney was held from 6 pm to 2 am. Conditions were pleasant with a light breeze. The lake was low at about 60%, but it was very fishable. Fish were caught shallow to deep. Sixteen teams competed; 15 teams came to the scales with limits. Bags ranged from 4.79 pounds to the winning bag of 11.28 pounds. Big fish was 3.49 pounds, followed by 3.41 pounds. Many 12- and 13-inch fish were caught. Fish were caught by various techniques with plastics dominating and including jigs, texas rig, shaky head, drop shot, and flick shake. Fish were also caught with reaction baits including crankbaits and jerkbaits- but these seemed to produce smaller fish. Shallower fish seemed to be feeding on shad; deeper fish on crawdads and shad. The Club’s next tournament will be held at Willow Springs Lake on the Rim on Saturday July 14. This has been an annual tradition for our club to escape the heat and do this trip. If you are interested in joining the club, call any club office or member, or join us at our meetings at BassPro Shop at 7 pm on the Monday preceding the tournament.